Taking your business online is a big decision and you may have some questions about how to get the best web design for your business. Here’s a list of that covers the key things you need to know before you start your web design project.
Q. What Should Be Considered Before Beginning a Web Design Project?
There are some basic points to consider prior to agreeing a web design project with a company or designer. It is important to think of the following:
- Who is your target audience?
- What is the objective of the website?
- Where will the content come from? (Text, images, logos and photos etc.)
- Who will I ask to build the site, and do they have a portfolio of satisfied clients?
Q. Should I Have an Animated Flash Intro as My Home Page?
Children can sit mesmerised in front of animated cartoons for long periods of time, most adults or business people searching for business or services on the Internet will not. If you have a product or service best showcased by using animation, it is advisable to add it as a link to a page within your site, which gives potential customers the choice to view it or not.
From a search engine perspective, a Flash intro on a home page seriously damages a website’s chances of being found easily even though Google is now starting to read information from flash files.
Q. Do I Need a Database For My Website?
Database-driven websites are ideal for organisations that need to offer a large choice of products or services to customers over the Internet. For real estate companies for example, if a large number of properties need to be listed and changed regularly then a database is likely to be required. For less than one hundred properties of which only a few are likely to be changed on say, a quarterly basis, then a database is unlikely to be necessary.
Q. What is Website Hosting?
Website hosting refers to the process of publishing a web site so that it is available to the world on the Web. Paid web hosting also involves getting a domain name.
Q. What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is a sequence of letters and numbers that determine the address of your website. This site’s domain name is www.topukseoexpert.co.uk. You will need to register a domain name before you can publish you site to your website address so that it’s visible to the world.
Q. How Do I Choose a Domain Name?
Although it is not a key factor in search engine optimisation it certainly helps to have a key word relevant to your business or services present in the domain name of your website. When choosing a domain name it is also important not to make it too long or too complicated as this could result in typos and other complications when people are looking for your site.
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